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It as come up sayin system error e 74 the red light is flashig on the power botton i have ad the console two weeks

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E74 error is the 1 red light and this is caused by the scaler chip which deals with the display taking too much heat you will need to send it in and wait for 4 weeks or repair it yourself using a proven guide

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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Ok wat u do is bring it back to where u got it its still under warranty, it wont cost u a thing, if its second hand take off the shell where hte disc tray is and see if the silver warranty sticker is intact and in the right place if its not bring it back to the shop and complain thats its not, and as a last solution htere is a way to fix it at home u wrap the xbox up in blankets and takeout hard drive turn it on wit inly the av cable in, wait til the light comes on then take out av cable, tehn leave it wrapped up tight-ish until it turns off or makes a loud kinda clikcin noise then leave for a minute to cool down and turn on should work but is only a temporary solution

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